Stories Summer Institute Reception and Listening Party 2016

Event Category: 
Texas Folklife Event
Event Date: 
Fri Jul 22, 2016 - 6:00PM to 9:00PM

Eventbrite - 2016 Stories Summer Institute Listening Party & Reception

Folklorist / NPR & BBC radio producer Rachel Hopkin will be returning to present a sampling of her work in radio and folklore, as well as completed audio documentaries produced at the Stories Summer Institute by this year’s participants. The presentation and reception on July 22nd is free and open to the public. The reception begins at 6PM, followed by the program at 7pm.  During the 6pm reception, artists featured in the finished audio documentaries will be on hand to demonstrate their work.  

For the 2016 program, Texas Folklife is working with craftspeople, laborers, and workers in Austin to document the material arts and laborlore of the city. The material arts are often rooted in rich traditional practices, oral histories, and origin mythologies. Stories participants will document the processes and histories of these arts to celebrate the value of cultural labor.

Texas Folklife's 2016 “Stories from Deep in the Heart" Summer Institute is a 5-day intensive workshop in audio documentary production with professional producers, journalists and cultural workers. High school students and middle or high school teachers/administrators participants are guided through production of short audio documentaries on themes related to folklife----family and community traditions.  Fellows will complete one audio story in groups during the program. The “Stories from Deep in the Heart” summer institute is part of an on-going series of workshops for teachers and students in the Austin area and Central Texas schools.  

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“Stories from Deep in the Heart” is supported in part through grants from the Texas Commission on the Arts and an award from the National Endowment for the Arts, which believes that a great nation deserves great art; the Shield-Ayres Foundation; the City of Austin through the Cultural Arts Division and Department of Telecommunications & Regulatory Affairs Grant for Technology Opportunties (GTOPS); and generous support from the Austin Independent School District and KUT News 90.5.